Funding Alert 198 July 2020

 New Funding Opportunities for July

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We have updated and added some new emergency funding opportunities in Funding Alert this month. There are a few last minute funds and some of the Covid-19 funds are closing so watch out for tight deadlines don’t delay getting that application in. On this page we have gathered together a sample of "this months’ offers" from the Funding Alert buletin. If you have any suggestions of how we can make Funding Alert better or an area you think we can improve, please let us know. Remember the funders are organised into categories of funding streams, a click on the categories in the topic index that will take you to the chosen section, then click on the link to see if you can apply, short application deadlines are highlighted in red so make sure you’re quick off the mark! This page shows only a few of the opportunities on offer in this month’s Funding Alert; just download it from here or sign up for a copy to be sent to your email. Don’t forget to have a look at our support pages they might help with your application. We hope you find something that supports all of the great work you are doing out in our communities.

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Gaelic Arts Awards Scheme

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Managed on behalf of the partnership by CHARTS, this project will be delivered in three stages, marking a series of six, one per-month, awards of £500 (national) and one additional £1,000 award focused on artwork conceptually designed to the theme of heritage trail (Argyll and Bute only). We aim to offer at least one award at each selection stage to a young person, aged between 16-26 years

Deadline July 14 for monthly awards – July 31 Heritage Trail Award

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2. Bòrd na Gàidhlig - COVID-19 Support Fund 

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Grants are available to provide groups in Scotland that deliver Gaelic projects with support during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is intended to help groups that deliver Gaelic projects to deal with the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, ensuring that groups can continue their work online, share resources and are well placed to recover from the crisis. Grants of up to £12,500 are available and can cover up to 80% of project costs.

Deadline: 23 July 2020

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3. Third Sector Resilience Fund

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The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund supports organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help third sector organisations to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period. For Phase 2 of the Third Sector Resilience Fund, the guidance and criteria have been adapted to maximise the number of third sector organisations that benefit from it: Applicants must be at risk of or unable to cover essential costs within 12 weeks from the date of application.

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4. Community Partnership ‘Supporting Communities Fund’ 

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The £20 million Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is part of a £350 million support package for the sector as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic. TSRF will support charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income or that are unable to deliver their services during this difficult period. The Fund is for charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisations based in Scotland and will be delivered by Corra Foundation (for grants of between £5,000 and £25,000), Firstport (for grants of £25,000 and £100,000) and Social Investment Scotland (for loans of £50,000 and above)
This fund is designed to support organisations in the short-term. It is expected that funding will be available to cover organisation costs for approximately four months

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6. Independent Age Grants Fund 

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In response to Covid-19 trustees have decided to release £2 million to help smaller organisations across the UK who are working with some of the older people hardest hit by the virus. Two priority areas

  • Older people living in complex and challenging situations
  • Older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.

Awards: Minimum: £5,000 Maximum: £15,000.

Deadline: 21 August 2020

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7. Morrisons Foundation Covid-19 Homeless Support Fund 

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The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most. It will cover three broad areas:
  • Outreach and support -
  • Delivery of services in hostels and shelters, -
  • Information and advice.

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9. Asda Foundation - Covid-19 Grant 

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In response to Covid-19, Asda Foundation have developed 2 new grant streams. Hygiene grants are focused on personal hygiene dignity. Healthy holiday grants are designed to support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. Not for profit organisations, charities and good causes can apply for a maximum of £500. Application forms are available at stores.

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11. Self Employed Hardship Fund

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Self Employed Hardship Fund can provide a one off grant of £2,000 for the newly self-employed who are facing hardship as a result of COVID-19 and who are not able to access other COVID-19 support. The purpose of this fund is to provide hardship relief to newly self-employed individuals who have not been able to access support through other schemes or have exhausted all other avenues for business support.

The Council’s website includes a summary of the current support available for businesses 

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14. Open Fund : Sustaining Creative Development

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Creative Scotland have launched this Open Fund. The disruption of COVID-19 is a situation without precedent. The creative sector is facing significant challenge. They understand that you will be considering the impact of this emergency and its after-effects on what you do. You may be thinking about new ways of working. If you aim to reach people with your work in performance spaces, for example, you may be looking at new ways to achieve this. You may be looking at ways to stabilise your existing activity. You may be reimagining what you do, and as part of this process, you may wish to take creative risks This fund is designed to support you to sustain your practice in a changing world.

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22. Scottish Sea Farms - Heart of the Community Trust

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The broad aim of the Heart of the Community Grant Trust is to provide financial grants for community projects that deliver lasting change within the regions in which the Company operates. Those regions are: Shetland, Orkney, Highland and Argyll. They believe in helping local communities to thrive with the average award is currently between £4000-£5000. The principal aim for grant allocation will be to provide lasting change using the following criteria:
• Health & Health Promotion
• Education
• Personal Development that leads to the enhancement of a community
• Community Projects that benefit the majority.

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25. CARES Funding 2020-2021

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CARES grants and loans are available for feasibility, development work and capital costs for local energy projects.
Expressions of interest should be submitted by Wednesday 22 July. Feedback will be given, before a deadline for full applications on Wednesday 2 September.
Deadline:  EOI by 22 July Full Application 2nd September

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32. Boost Charitable Trust

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Small grants are available to charities and non-profit making organisations with a focus on helping disabled and disadvantaged individuals in the UK to participate in sport.

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33. National Lottery Community Fund  - Young Start

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Through Young Start we are offering funding from £10,001 to £100,000 to help children and young people across Scotland become more confident, so they can realise their own potential.

We want to fund work that achieves at least one of the following three outcomes:

  • children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • children and young people have better connections with the wider community
  • children and young people get access to new skills and training opportunities which will help them to get a new job or start a business.

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